Delta Air Lines will launch daily non-stop services between Manchester and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport from June 2, 2015 as it increases its network between the UK and North America.
The airline will also begin flying its first non-stop service between Heathrow and Newark Liberty International Airport from March 29, 2015. Both routes will be operated in conjunction with joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic.
The carrier's new Newark operation is part of a network update by Virgin Atlantic where Delta will operate one of Virgin’s two Newark services while Virgin Atlantic will start its first daily non-stop Manchester to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport service. This increase to the joint venture flying from Manchester will give customers access to more than 200 connecting destinations through Delta’s Atlanta and New York-JFK hubs.
The airline's senior vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Perry Cantarutti, said: "The UK is a key market for us and building our connections to the United States is a top priority. Our partnership with Virgin Atlantic continues to grow and is focused on improving services while offering more destinations and schedule choice for our customers.”